Accomplishment Highlights

Strong Leadership

  • Elected by his fellow Trustees each of the last three years to serve as President of the DUSD School Board
  • Previously served as Vice President
  • Has deep expertise and know-how developed over the past six years as a Trustee

Long-Term Facilities Solutions

  • Lead the process of adopting a long-term Facilities Master Plan to ensure proper maintenance of existing schools as well as building new schools to meet student capacity needs
  • Helped open Cottonwood Creek School
  • Emerald High School is scheduled to open next school year despite mistakes made with Measure H by the previous Board

Diligent Fiscal Oversight

  • Fought for specific language to be included in Measure J to ensure that bond funds could not be diverted from the second high school thus avoiding mistakes made in previous measures including Measure H that simply had “wish lists” vs. commitments
  • Championed a forensic audit related to poor cost reporting for Emerald High School construction made by previous Board

Increased Student Achievement

  • Worked with parents, students and staff to develop programs allowing high school students to take alternate courses from other accredited institutions.
  • Working to ensure high-quality programs at Emerald High School and Dublin High School

Managed During an Unprecedented Global Pandemic

  • Helped guide the District through an unprecedented pandemic, helping to protect both students and teachers while ensuring high-quality education

Helped Retain & Recruit Great Teachers and Staff

  • During Dan’s tenure, teacher pay and benefits increased substantially and new programs have been implemented to train and develop teachers and staff